Thursday, May 21, 2009

Little Blessings

Noah and Claire have been with us for six days while their parents are chaperoning the senior trip to Florida. This is with the class of seventeen that lost one of its members, Tyler, in a tragic car accident in February. We have been praying for a time of spiritual growth, unity and healing among these students. (see the blog post A Legacy of Life and Love)

We have had great weather all week in Iowa, while the travelers have had nothing but rain in Florida. We have also had a wonderful time with our grandchildren. Claire turned one in April and Noah turned four last Friday. Life has been very different at our house, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! They are both the littlest and the biggest blessings in my life right now. So the things I am thankful for this week are:

Peanut butter and jelly

Big, slobbery, open-mouthed baby kisses

Papa, who is adored by both and always willing to play or lend a helping hand

Giggles, love pats, and peek-a-boo

The heart of a child revealed through night-time prayers –such simplicity and faith!

Visit Sonya at Truth for the Journey for links to more lists of thankfulness.


  1. What preciousness! And I'll bet those kissy-cheeks got lots of kisses. Tooo irresistible! And yes, of all times we get mucho rain down here day after day. Although, I love Disney when it rains because it's cooler and you can ride the rides quicker cause no one wants to stand in the rain. ; ) Hope they had a good time. But I'm sure your time was better! ; )

  2. Oh so LOVELY, Sharlyn. What a blessing you've had!

  3. Priceless moments that go by far too quickly.

    Savor every minute! It will never been forgotten by Claire and Noah as they grow older. Kids have the most incredible memories!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. Glad you are having fun with your grandchildren. The sun is finally starting to peak out down here.


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